Kesselring is the headmaster of Montverde Academy. He became the ninth headmaster of the school in 1999 taking it from 103 students to over a thousand today.
"Because of our gem, Montverde Academy has become a one of the top college preparatory schools in the country and world," said Michelle Michnoff of the chamber's Community Relations Committee.
"Our gem was born and raised in St James Maryland where our gem worked on the family farm. After graduating high school, he went on to college where he received a BA in Latin/Classic History and Music," Michnoff added.
"After college graduation, Dr. Kesselring realized that education was his passion and returned to his high school to play many roles in the school including the Director of College Counseling, a teacher, dorm master, football and baseball coach, and foundation relations."
"Our gem has finished his doctorate of education and strives to show his students education is very important," Michnoff told the monthly breakfast meeting of chamber members.
Kesselring is very involved in our community. He has been the 2012 Chair of the Chamber, Chairman of the South Lake Hospital District board of Trustees, Chairman of the American Cancer Society's Lake- Sumter Cattle Baron's Ball and the Co-Chair of the Boy's Scouts of America Golden Eagles Dinner for Lake County.
In his free time, he enjoys his horses, fishing, classical opera, and traveling with his family.